It was two decades ago this week that historic Chichester was in the middle of its worst flooding disaster for more than a century.
For several days and nights a battle was waged to save the city from being swamped after the swollen river Lavant burst its banks not once but three times in a week.
More than 300 firefighters and National Rivers Authority staff worked around the clock to save the city centre from catastrophic flooding.
The firefighters were supported by a fleet of old Green Goddess fire engines and an emergency, 24-hour control room manned by 30 staff.
Main roads to the east, including the A27 and the Chichester-Bognor Regis road were closed, leaving Chichester virtually marooned.
Twenty years ago today, a huge pumping operation to shift water away from the Lavant, using more than 20 Green Goddesses, was launched.